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Updates & Fixes – Week of November 11th

Hello all! We’ve been working hard recently on some functionality updates and bug fixes to improve the overall experience and stability of the site. You’ll find the list below. We’re also working on some cool new features that we’ll be releasing in the next few months, including some things that will help with moodboard productivity.

The list:

  • Refreshed all profile images from Twitter. Remember, you can refresh your profile image yourself if you’ve changed it on Twitter by going to your edit profile page.
  • Added the ability to move individual mats to a different board. You can edit your mats by visiting the board they are on and clicking the “edit” link below each one. The edit screen now has the option of moving the mat to a different board.
  • Added the ability to deselect an option when sharing new mats to social networks. Previously when adding a mat, if you selected to share to Facebook or Twitter, you could not deselect those options if you changed your mind. Well, now you can!
  • Fixed the settings link in outgoing emails to make sure you’re signed in to the site first.
  • Fixed an issue that affected a couple of browsers where if you were to sign out and then sign back in, the site would load in a popup.

As always, let us know your thoughts about The Matboard by leaving a comment or emailing info@thematboard.com. You can also let us know about any bugs you encounter by emailing bugs@thematboard.com. Please share any feedback you may have!

New Features, Streamlined Navigation, Simple Notifications

Over the past few weeks we’ve been getting a lot of great feedback. We’re excited seeing all the great content you’ve been posting and love hearing your thoughts on how the site can improve. Based on your feedback, we’ve just rolled out some brand new features and updates that we think will make the site more user friendly and easier to find the creative things you’re looking for.

the matboard

If you haven’t noticed already, the entire menu system has been redesigned and rebuilt. This new menu allows more content on the screen at once, giving you the ability to see more of the things you’re looking for with less scrolling. We’ve also made it easier to share The Matboard with friends using the “social” and “share” buttons.

We’ve also streamlined and added collections for even more content options.

the matboard collections

The layout makes it easier to find the collections you’re looking for. Or, you can also click on a collection heading and see everything in that particular category.

Finally, we’ve added an extremely useful notification system.

the matboard notifications

 

You are now alerted via notification when someone likes, comments, re-mats, or follows you. If you click “See All” you’re taken to a full list of all your notifications for the past seven days. This makes it much easier to connect with other creatives and see which of your mats are getting attention! You also have the ability to customize your notifications by going to “notification settings” in the “me” menu. This includes the ability to select a once a day or weekly notification email.

We hope you find that these new features make it easier to explore, share, and inspire. As always, give us your feedback and keep letting us know how we can improve. More features are on the way!

Updates and Fixes – Week of March 4th

In addition to the creation of the blog this week, where we’ll be updating you with all the latest news and features of The Matboard, we’ll also have a weekly listing of some of the updates and bug fixes we’ve implemented. We’re constantly growing and working on the site to make it the best place for creatives to explore, share, and inspire. We can’t do it without your help though, and in the coming weeks we’ll be putting into place a proper feedback and bug reporting system to make it easier for you to report bugs and for us to gather the information we’ll need to fix them. We’ve gotten a lot of great feedback so far, so keep it coming!

Here are some of the things we’ve fixed/added this week:

  • Added the follow and block buttons to profile pages
  • Fixed an issue where some users were seeing “unknown user” for Matboard emails
  • Upgraded our database infrastructure to alleviate slow load times
  • Fixed some broken board link issues on profile pages
  • Added a mat report option to be able to report images or videos that aren’t working

While bug fixes are cool and all, we have some really amazing new features on the horizon that just might blow your mind and make the creative process even easier. So keep adding and sharing all of your creative work and be on the look out for all the things we have in store!